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ORBITA 9: Watch The Trailer For The Spanish SciFi Romance

Helena is a young woman who has spent her entire life in deep space, born en route to a distant colony and left alone when a malfunction in her craft made it impossible for both her and her parents to...

New Directors/New Films 2017: 6 Must-See Selections

The 46th edition of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films Festival screens from March 15 through 26. As always, it's an eclectic international showcase of interesting new talents and approaches to cinematic...

O RASTRO: Second Creepy Trailer For Brazilian Horror Film Arrives

People tend to find hospitals unsettling at the best of times but crumbling, soon to be abandoned hospitals in Brazil? Based on the new trailer for J.C. Feyer's upcoming Brazilian horror film O Rastro (The Trace We Leave Behind) I...

SXSW 2017 Review: DIVINE DIVAS Goes Behind the Curtains

Vibrant and enlightening, Divine Divas peeks behind the curtains of the Rival Theatre in Brazil, which was one of the first in the country to showcase men dressed as women in the 1960s. Eight artists have gathered for a 50th...

SXSW 2017: Watch The Teaser For Aaron Burns' Thriller MADRE

Hey, we are going to put a bug in your ear about Aaron Burns' new thriller Madre. His new film is having its World Premiere this very moment at SXSW in Austin. Deadline announced earlier the news that Madre has...

SXSW 2017 Review: BAD LUCKY GOAT, Two Siblings on a Comic Dramatic Journey

A brother, a sister, a goat. A relaxed charmer, Bad Lucky Goat is some kind of wonderful. It starts with an appetizer that establishes its milieu, a ramshackle island community in the Caribbean. The area is in Colombia, South America,...

CERULIA: Watch The Trailer For The Latest From XX Animator Sofia Carrillo

One of the great pleasures I had in producing all-female horror anthology XX was having the opportunity to work directly with Mexican stop motion animator Sofia Carrillo. I'd had the chance to program some of her short films over the...

Gritty, Atmospheric Teaser For Eddie Rubio's LUCHA

With its emphasis on practical production skills, Mexico's national film school - the Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica or, simply the CCC - has become a breeding ground for high level talent. Jorge Michel Grau's Cannes selected cannibal film We Are...

Rotterdam 2017 Interview: Lukas V. Rinner Talks A DECENT WOMAN "It Could Easily Happen That You Pass By An Orgy While Working"

Lukas Valenta Rinner reveals more about his sophomore feature A Decent Woman

Criterion in May 2017: GHOST WORLD, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago,...

Berlinale 2017 Review: A FANTASTIC WOMAN, Sebastián Lelio's Masterpiece of Micro-Aggressions

Last year, Álex Anwandter's Chilean LGBT drama You'll Never Be Alone was one of the films that lit up Berlinale's programme from the heart of Panorama (read the review). And since then, Pablo Larraín has cemented his respected standing with...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: Social Satire A DECENT WOMAN Conjures Up Anarchism From A Nudistic Swinger Club

A Decent Woman marries European formalism to Latin American temperament in a social satire embracing anarchism and clothes-optional policy

MADRE Trailer Brings Dark Thrills To SXSW

The main narrative section of the upcoming SXSW Film Festival is getting a burst of genre edginess with writer-director Aaron Burns' Madre. The first feature to come from producer Nicolas Lopez's new Purgatorio genre label this one paints a picture...

Death Comes On Two Wheels. Watch The Promo For Brazilian Biker-Killer Film MOTORRAD

The (off)road movie take a very dark turn in the upcoming Motorrad, an action packed horror film currently in production from director Vicente Amorim - helmer of 2008 Viggo Mortensen starrer Good - based on the work of popular comic...

Review: WE ARE THE FLESH, A Paean to Liberty, Designed as a Fairy-tale for Adults

Emiliano Rocha Minter, a 26-year-old budding filmmaker from Mexico, emerged with his feature debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam early in 2016, finished only a couple of days before landing in Netherlands. It wasn't his first visit to Rotterdam, though....

Ten Best Chilean Films of 2016

What a weird year it's been for Chilean cinema. If anything, it was a demonstration that the work critics do can sometimes weigh on the decisions that Hollywood makes. None of the films directed by Pablo Larraín (No, Post Mortem)...

Rock Out In The Trailer For AVENIDA LARCO

Now that 2017 is up and running, all Peruvian films set for release this year are already starting their promo campaigns; one of the biggest ones will probably be Avenida Larco. Based on a successful stage musical, which had two...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

Watch EL CUCO: PORTRAIT OF A BOOGEYMAN, The Challenges Facing a Mythical Creature in The Modern Age

It must be hard to be a mythical creature. With so much going on in our daily lives serving as a distraction. How do you even compete? You try to adapt to the modern ways but even then that can...

The End Is The Beginning In Costa Rican Romance AMOR VIAJERO

Best known in these parts for his early genre films El Sanatorio and El Fin, writer-director Miguel Gomez has emerged as the leading hit maker in his native Costa Rica. Gomez has been skipping through genres and approaches throughout his...